Written by: cvaz

26 June 2013 / Ottawa – The Philippe Kirsch Institute — a new initiative offering specialized programming in criminal, civil, immigration, human rights, and international law — today makes its debut on the digital landscape.

KirschInstitute.ca will be of particular interest to legal professionals, students, academics, civil servants, and other learners across Canada seeking original curriculum on a range of legal topics.

Programming will be of the highest calibre and value from a who’s who of subject experts. Among the Faculty are former Supreme Court judges and other eminent jurists.

The Institute is also an innovative social enterprise with revenue going directly to a charity that supports survivors of genocide, torture, and other atrocities.

“This is CPD with a conscience,” says Jayne Stoyles, founder of the institute and Executive Director of the charity it supports, the Canadian Centre for International Justice, referring to the continued professional development for which much of the institute’s curriculum will qualify.

KirschInstitute.ca provides a sophisticated environment for visitors to peruse faculty, register for in-person and digital sessions, and maintain a personal library of their engagements with the institute.

The institute’s inaugural sessions are featured on the new website: “Domestic Application of International Law: What Lawyers Need to Know” will be held in Montreal and Toronto in November. Confirmed keynote panelist at both sessions is acclaimed Justice Philippe Kirsch, the institute’s eponym and first president of the world’s first permanent International Criminal Court (ICC).

KirschInstitute.ca also features an e-bulletin subscription to allow interested parties to hear first about upcoming programming and events.

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For more information:
Jayne Stoyles
613 614 4292

pdf : Advisory — Kirsch site launch 26Jun13